The new buildings – four 4-storey teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and a new performing arts building – are placed amongst a number of retained buildings (including two by Sir Leslie Martin) to form a complete and coherent campus, with lawns, squares and a central pedestrian spine.
Within each pavilion, classrooms and ancillary accommodation are arranged along a central corridor with voids and double-height spaces at each end to increase natural daylight and make connections to the exterior. The regularity of each plan is followed through to the elevation with faceted precast concrete panels that correspond to a 7.5 metre structural and classroom module; a development of the prefabricated facade work seen at Dagenham Park Church of England School.
Burntwood School, London
Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Contractor: Lend Lease
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
M&E Engineers: Mott Macdonald Fulcrum
Landscape Architects: Kinnear Landscape Architects
Area: 21,405 sqm